Credit Demand and Supply Study of Malawi's Tea Sector

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Michelle Oliva, Jason Agar
  • Organizations/Projects: Chemonics International
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

The main aim of this study is to gather and make available useful credit demand and supply data to increase the flow of sustainable financial services to the tea sector. This study examines the tea value chain to gain a better understanding of how the commercial growers/processors (estates) and smallholder tea growers finance their economic activities.

This study was co-funded by USAID’s Deepening Malawi’s Microfinance Sector Project (DMS) and the Malawi Ministry of Agriculture Joint Task Force (FSJTF) Technical Secretariat funded by the European Union.